KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The pour was a murky medium cranberry red with a small (1 finger or less) pink fizzy head that quickly dissipated down to a thin puddle and small collar, but did produce some really nice sheets of lace.
The aroma was of a mild bread malt and a musty Belgian yeast with strong notes of cherries, red wine, wood and a light hint of alcohol.
The taste was sweetly tart and a tad acidic with a big note of cherries early on, with the finish being a bit winey with a woody alcohol finish. The flavor lingered for a really nice long time after the swallow, allowing for the fruity alcohol taste to grow as time went on.
Mouthfeel was just above light in body with a very nice dry texture and a fizzy carbonation.
Overall a delicious Strong Ale, with the taste of the cherries and cask pretty much masking the high ABV...
roxtersoxter (357) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy red with small fizzy head out of bottle. Aroma of cherries and funkiness. Flavor of cherry, wine, and funky sour. Good beer overall but was hoping for it to be better.
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cbfobes (2601) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle, pours a dark hazy amber red with an off white head and a little bit of lacing in the glass, the aroma has a bit of the cherries coming through with some of the red wine as well, not as pronounced as I was expecting, the flavor has a tart cherry front end with a dry finish and a little bit of oak showing.
Cunningham (5080) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light unclear deep amber color with a small head. Cherries and some yeast in the aroma. Fine body and tad sweet. Moderate sournes/acidity. Soft carbonation. Oak, cherries and some yeast in the flavor. Decent nice ale. Well masked alcohol.
[Bottle from a trade with Perrin515]
mintzmeet (282) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2015 Real malty cherry wine aroma. Many phases. Starts tasting like a smoke porter, ends sweet. Think it’s a Belgian. Not my fav
b3shine (6100) - Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a hazy fuller orange with thin eggshell head that dissipates quickly and completely. Smells and tastes of Belgian yeast, oak, and mild cherries with some soft vinous notes woven in. Medium-bodied and softly carbonated. Semi-dry. Enjoyable.
kevinator (1112) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting take on the original Brainless. Tart berry and cherry aroma with some funk. Pretty soft ruby color with hints on bronze. Medium and smooth palate. Carbonation was subtle. Cherry with a sharpness that had hints of oak and finished dry. Most presumably from the wine influence.
mar (4971) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with a white head. Nose is wood, rich wine notes, cherries, and lightly tart. Easy palate, heavy barrel notes, cherry, hint of tartness, dash of alcohol in the finish.
DrunkSanta410 (366) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Taster. Pours a deep red with little head. Aroma is oak, faint cherries, white wine. Taste is white wine, oak and hints of cherries. A good beer, but was expecting a but more cherry flavors. Palate is light body, medium carbonation. Ehh.
jhamp9 (1187) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper pour with an off white head. Aroma is oak, sweet cherry, and caramel. Taste is really sweet caramel, some vinous notes, and a lot of wood. Slight alcohol warmth. Medium body.
Jur (412) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught @ Flying Saucer, Addison.
Clear red copper, 0 head. Sour cherry nose & red wine. Sweet cherry alas, not sour. Boozy, too sugary - cassis. Very unbalanced, like drinking a glass of hard candy...